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Re: [OM] Phoenix 100 to 500 f4.5 OM mount

Subject: Re: [OM] Phoenix 100 to 500 f4.5 OM mount
From: "L.J. Clark" <ljclark@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 21 Jan 1998 17:36:42 -0800
Ken Norton wrote:
> 
> >I had one.  I never could find a point where I thought it was
> >sharply in focus.  I got rid of it and got a Tokina AT-X 150-500.
> 
> Larry:
> 
> I tested an ATX 150-500.  I was really tempted to buy it.  
> However, I found that I couldn't quite get it to reproduce the 
> details in bird feathers as I had hoped.  It was a very contrasty 
> lens (nice), but in my testing on ducks and swans I couldn't get 
> the feather detail.  What is your experience?  Did I just have a 
> bad hair day?
> 
> Price was good, I've kinda been kicking myself since for not 
> buying it anyway.

Ken:  I think your observations are pretty much on mark.  Feathers
are VERY tough and few long zooms will resolve to that level of
detail.  I still need to do some work with mine to really
explore the limits...One of the reasons I just built a darkroom.

I'll be running some T-Max 400 and some Agfapan 25 through the 
camera one of these days when the sun is shining...We'll see.

There was a used Tokina 150-500 in OM mount for sale in 
rec.photo.marketplace last week.

But if feathers were tough on the Tokina, beaks would be a steep
trail for the Samyang.

Larry Clark
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